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Dite P.,University of Ostrava | Nechutova H.,Masaryk University | Nechutova H.,St Annes University Hospital | Uvirova M.,Agel Research and Training Institute | And 3 more authors.
Biomedical Papers | Year: 2014

Introduction. Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is the specific type of chronic pancreatitis due to autoimmune background and mechanism. Characteristics. The main clinical symptoms of AIP are obstructive jaundice and abdominal discomfort. The typical histological findings are lymphocytes and IgG4 plasma cells infiltration, fibrosis and venulitis within pancreatic gland. Plasma level of IgG4 is usually extremely high. Objectives. Diagnosis: High level IgG4 positive plasma cells in serum, lymphoplasmatic infiltration found on histological staining of pancreatic tissue, sausage-like pancreas in ultrasound and CT scans, and response to steroid therapy are crucial for making of diagnosis. Classification of AIP: AIP can be classified into two subtypes. Type 1 was recognized as the pancreatic manifestation of multiorgan disorder, called IgG4 related disease. Type 2 is a pancreas-specific disorder not associated with IgG4, with similar histological signs as type 1, but also with the positivity of GEL (granulocythic epithelial lesion). Results. Therapy: Due to its high effectivity in AIP treatment, steroid therapy is the first-line option. The alternative therapy is using immunosuppressants (azathioprine). Recently, there are also first experience in biological therapy already published. Conslusion. Before the start of AIP therapy-the differential diagnosis between pancreatic cancer and AIP is essential.


Stejskal D.,AGEL Research and Training Institute | Stejskal D.,Palacky University | Stejskal D.,University of Ostrava | Vaclavik J.,Palacky University | And 6 more authors.
Biomedical Papers | Year: 2016

Objectives. Omentin-1 is an adipokine which could have a protective role against the manifestation of atherosclerosis. Only limited data are available on omentin-1 serum values in patients with premature clinical manifestations of atherosclerosis. Design and Methods. We tested omentin-1 in human serum by ELISA method in 61 individuals with a premature manifestation of coronary artery disease (CAD), 40 patients with metabolic syndrome and 40 healthy control subjects. Results. Omentin-1 serum levels were significantly lower in patients with CAD (103.1±62.7 mg/L) compared to metabolic syndrome (668.2±339.6 mg/L) and healthy subjects (623.0±373.5 mg/L) (P < 0.01). In CAD patients, omentin-1 serum levels did not differ between patients sampled in the acute phase of myocardial infarction (n = 28; 110.3±82.4 mg/L) and in the chronic phase several months or years after myocardial infarction (n = 33; 97.0±39.3 mg/L) (P = 0.41). We found a weak positive correlation between omentin-1 and body mass index (r = 0.21, P = 0.014). No significant correlation was found between peak cardiac troponin T and omentin-1 (correlation coefficient r = 0.118, P = 0.406). Conclusion. Serum omentin-1 seems to be a useful biomarker of coronary artery disease across the whole age spectrum. © 2016, PALACKY UNIV. All rights reserved.


Kucerova R.,Palacky University | Bienova M.,Palacky University | Kral M.,Palacky University | Bouchal J.,Palacky University | And 5 more authors.
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology | Year: 2015

Results: The expected positive correlation between age and AGA grade and the expected negative correlation between hair density and age and between anagen/telogen and AGA were found. A statistically significant difference between patients with A and G alleles in terms of AGA grade was found. The predominant G allele was more frequent in patients with higher grade of alopecia and in patients with significantly higher PSA. There was no correlation between diagnosis (BPH or CaP) and polymorphism. Patients with prostate inflammation had a statistically significant higher grade of AGA, together with higher PSA.Conclusions: We confirmed that the AR gene polymorphism (SNP rs6152 G>A) is associated with the development of AGA and higher PSA levels in patients with BPH but not cancer. A novel finding of our study is that BPH patients with prostate inflammation had a significantly higher grade of AGA together with significantly higher PSA levels.Background: Both androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and carcinoma of the prostate (CaP) or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are androgen-dependent disorders.Objective: To investigate the relationships between male androgenetic alopecia, androgen receptor (AR) gene polymorphism (SNP rs6152) and clinical characteristics of BPH and prostate cancer.Methods: Overall, 309 male subjects with prostate disease (BPH or CaP) were examined. We evaluated the standard grades of AGA (I-VII) by Hamilton-Norwood classification and 195 patients were also assessed by phototrichogram. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and testosterone levels were also measured. Polymorphism rs6152 of the AR was evaluated from blood samples by PCR-RFLP. Data were statistically evaluated. © 2014 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.


Burdova A.,Palacky University | Burdova A.,AGEL Research and Training Institute | Bouchal J.,Palacky University | Tavandzis S.,AGEL Research and Training Institute | Kolar Z.,Palacky University
Biomedical Papers | Year: 2014

Background. The TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion is one of the most widely spread chromosomal rearrangements in carcinomas. Since its discovery, a number of studies have examined its diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic implications for prostate cancer where suitable biomarkers are still lacking. The publication data are inconsistent. The aim of this review was to critically evaluate the current clinical impact of this gene fusion.Methods. The PubMed online database was used to search relevant reviews and original articles.Results. Although the TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion appears to be a suitable diagnostic biomarker, the prognostic implications of this gene fusion are still unclear. Several new strategies for therapeutically targeting ETS fusions and their modulators have been identified and are currently being investigated.Conclusion. Due to the heterogeneity of prostate cancer, the combination of several biomarkers is necessary to accurately assess the presence of prostate cancer, predict its potential clinical outcome and decide on appropriate therapy (e.g. PARP inhibitors). © 2014 PALACKY UNIV. All rights reserved.


Smekal A.,Palacky University | Vaclavik J.,Palacky University | Stejskal D.,Central Moravian Hospital Trust | Stejskal D.,AGEL Research and Training Institute | And 9 more authors.
Experimental and Clinical Cardiology | Year: 2014

Objectives: Little is known about the effect of adipokines in the pathogenesis of the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in young patients. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate whether it is possible to detect mRNA expressions of selected adipokines in the peripheral blood leukocytes of young patients with myocardial infarction. Methods: We prospectively examined 42 patients who had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at a young age (men 18-45 years of age and women 18-55 years of age) and control groups of 31 patients with metabolic syndrome and 15 healthy individuals. RNA was isolated from their peripheral blood leukocytes and transcribed into cDNA (transcription kit iSCRIPT). Subsequently, the expression of the following genes were analysed (LC 480II, BioVendor kits): Adipocyte Fatty Acid Binding protein (AFABP, FABP4), Leptin and Adiponectin receptor 2 (ADN-R2). Beta-2-microglobulin was examined as a housekeeping gene. Results: In the group of patients after AMI the expression of ADN-R2 was detected in 80% patients, Leptin in 75% and FABP4 expression in 67.5%. In the control group ADN-R2 and FABP4 gene were expressed in all subjects and Leptin expression was absent in 2 healthy subjects (4.3%). A correlation could not be found between FABP4 gene expression and the concentration of its product (AFABP) in the serum of the group with AMI. Conclusion: We have shown that the mRNA expression of selected adipokines can be quantified in the peripheral blood leukocytes. Whether low expressions of protective adipokines contribute to early manifestations of acute myocardial infarction needs to be explored in further studies.


PubMed | AGEL Research and Training Institute, Agel Laboratories and Palacky University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia | Year: 2016

Omentin-1 is an adipokine which could have a protective role against the manifestation of atherosclerosis. Only limited data are available on omentin-1 serum values in patients with premature clinical manifestations of atherosclerosis.We tested omentin-1 in human serum by ELISA method in 61 individuals with a premature manifestation of coronary artery disease (CAD), 40 patients with metabolic syndrome and 40 healthy control subjects.Omentin-1 serum levels were significantly lower in patients with CAD (103.162.7 mg/L) compared to metabolic syndrome (668.2339.6 mg/L) and healthy subjects (623.0373.5 mg/L) (P < 0.01). In CAD patients, omentin-1 serum levels did not differ between patients sampled in the acute phase of myocardial infarction (n = 28; 110.382.4 mg/L) and in the chronic phase several months or years after myocardial infarction (n = 33; 97.039.3 mg/L) (P = 0.41). We found a weak positive correlation between omentin-1 and body mass index (r = 0.21, P = 0.014). No significant correlation was found between peak cardiac troponin T and omentin-1 (correlation coefficient r = 0.118, P = 0.406).Serum omentin-1 seems to be a useful biomarker of coronary artery disease across the whole age spectrum.

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